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baby's crib. now blizzard warnings are up, as a major storm is set to snarl holiday travel across the midwest. sam is tracking it all. ♪ you're the one that i want you are the one i want ♪ and two of the most famous stars in the world say "you're the one that i want" again. >> why don't we do a whole album? >> that's a fantastic idea. >> the dynamic duo. travolta and newton-john, reuniting just in time for the holidays, only on "gma." good morning, america. hello to robin, recovering at home. elizabeth vargas is here. and, of course, so much of our attention still on newtown this morning. more funerals are planned for today. as we look at those makeshift memorials. >> it's unclear when the elementary school survivors will be able to go back to the classroom. this school in a nearby town is being readied for them by volunteers.
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and teachers have already been meeting to find a way to start that normal routine back for them again. it's so important. >> it is. we're going to go to amy robach there in just a moment. first, breaking news overnight. nbc's chief foreign correspondent, richard engel, held captive in syria since thursday has been freed after a firefight. martha raddatz has details from washington. what a dramatic escape. >> reporter: it certainly is. richard is a very experienced foreign correspondent. and he had been inside syria before. he and his crew were grabbed after crossing into northwest syria last thursday. there had been no communication with them, no contact, no ransom demands. they were thrown in the back of a truck, bound and blindfolded, although not physically harmed. then yesterday, as the captors were moving them to a new location, they were stopped at a rebel checkpoint. there was a confrontation. and then, the firefight broke out. in that firefight, two of the captors were killed and several others escaped.
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but richard and his crew were rescued. the syrian rebels then drove him to the border to safety. all are in good health, fortunately. george? >> thank goodness for that. what do we know about the group that took them hostage? >> we know very little about the group. but they were not believed to be loyal to the assad regime, nor were those who rescued him. there's so many rebel groups in that area. this was kept quiet because richard is a very high-profile reporter. and they did not want to increase his value to the captors. >> for fear that something would happen to him. and, of course, there's been so much violence in syria over the last 18 months, 40,000 killed. >> 40,000. let's turn to the newtown shootings. the nation is still in shock. and a town must bid good-bye to its victims and try to get life back to normal if they can for the children who survived. amy robach has been reporting on this story from the very start. and she joins us this morning from newtown. good morning, amy. >> reporter: elizabeth, this is
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certainly a powerful sight behind me. these makeshift memorials have popped up all throughout town. this one is stretching as far as the eye can see. people from all over have come to honor the lives lost and to show support for this community, support it so desperately needs with two funerals yesterday, four today, and so many, many more to come. this morning, amidst the tragedy, a small step towards normalcy, as students in newtown are heading back to school. all, except, of course, sandy hook, which police say could remain a crime scene for months. up to 100 volunteers in the neighboring town of monroe, are hard at work getting this unused middle school ready for sandy hook students to attend. it could be ready this week. but there's no word on when classes will resume. >> definitely, at the very least, want to give the children the opportunity to see their new school and to be -- as comfortable as they possibly can in that new area.
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>> reporter: meanwhile, the first two victims were laid to rest on monday. jack pinto, the 6-year-old boy who loved the new york giants, was buried in the jersey of his favorite player, victor cruz. >> his favorite team was the giants. he talks about how good he is. and i'm with him. he's really good. >> reporter: jack's friends from the wrestling team honored their friend by wearing their little uniforms. just a few miles away, white balloons. a symbol of purity and hope line the street for another funeral. this one for 6-year-old noah pozner, who was remembered for his love of super mario brother video games and tacos. his mother's eulogy moving the entire service to tears. >> when she said i love you, his answer was, not as much as i love you. >> reporter: noah leaves behind his twin sister, ariel, who was in a different classroom and survived the massacre. and this morning, newtown prepares for another difficult day, with services for four more victims. including charlotte bacon,
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jessica rekos, daniel barden and vicki soto. while emilie parker's family travels to their home state of utah, where they will bury their 6-year-old daughter in the coming days. difficult days here in newtown. police will be out in full force today as schools here reopen, two hours ahead of schedule. yesterday, hundreds of newtown teachers received expert training on children and bereavement. those are skills they'll certainly need in the days, weeks, and months to come. elizabeth? >> think months is probably more like it, you're absolutely right, amy. thank you so much. >> a lot of healing to go. they sure do. we're going to turn to the punishing weather sweeping across the country, threatening holiday travel. blizzards, rain, high winds right now. sam is here with the latest. i take it that tornadoes are a possibility, too? >> yeah. when this storm gets east, it's going to have components of rough weather. strong to severe weather in parts of the deep south. we'll start with the pictures coming in from portland, oregon, area. when this storm slammed the coastline, 25-foot waves along the shoreline.
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more than a foot of snow in the mountains. two feet of snow, in washington and the cascades. take this storm inland. it brings hurricane-force winds to lake erie and lake michigan. up to a foot of snow in path that goes from denver all the way toward green bay, wisconsin. and then, that storm continues east, right at the wrong time for the holidays. the strongest northwest storm of the season blew in monday, with winds reaching 100 miles per hour. knocking out power lines, bringing down trees and creating blizzard conditions in the washington and oregon cascade mountains. just south of tacoma, washington, a tree fell into this house. puncturing the ceiling of a baby's room and narrowly missing his crib. the baby was unharmed. higher elevations from washington to utah are now feeling the cold air of this winter storm, and expecting up to three feet of snow. 17 states are in winter weather warnings and watches. from the northwest to arizona and all the way into minnesota and wisconsin.
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by wednesday, the storm is expected to move further east and cover parts of the midwest, from denver to chicago, with 4 to 12 inches of snow. and later in the week, the same storm will produce severe weather in southern states, with possible tornados. and by friday, the northeast could be hit with one to two inches of heavy rain and gusty winds. it's part of the storm pattern we told you about to expect for this week. and the storms will continue to move across the country. we'll tell you exactly what to expect in those areas that get snow and get storms throughout the day today. remember, this will take us all the way through the weekend, where about 93 million people are expected to travel for the holidays. >> wow. oh, my gosh. >> this is going to be a slowdown situation. >> sam, thanks. let's get to josh with the other top stories. >> we're going to begin with your money and new savings at the gas station. new numbers out this morning show prices are plunging just as millions of us, as we just heard, get ready to hit the roads. albeit snowy for the holidays. paula faris here to show us what we might be saving. good morning to you, paula.
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>> good morning, josh. i guess you could say santa has an early christmas present for us. gas right now is the cheapest that it has been all year, dropping each day this month, ten cents in the last week alone. this morning, the average price per gallon across the country is $3.24. that's a contrast to what it was this past fall, when we were approaching roughly $4 per gallon. the most inexpensive gas in the country is going to be the show-me state. show me the money. missouri, just $2.95. most expensive is in hawaii. a significant development, josh. for the first time this year, gas is under $4 per gallon in all 50 states. and that's a little bit of relief, considering this is going to be the worst holiday traffic season on record in six years. a little bit of a break for our wallets. >> as we just heard, paula, thank you for that. meanwhile, he's been called the giant of the senate and a true american hero. tributes pouring in for hawaii
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senator daniel inouye. he won the medal of honor for bravery in world war ii and then overcame racial prejudice to become the first japanese-american in congress. he went on to serve 50 distinguished years in the senate. a fellow hawaiian, president obama, tweeted this. aloha, danny. senator daniel inouye died monday. he was 88 years old. and hazing charges are being filed after the death of a freshman student at northern illinois university. police say 19-year-old david bogenberger was forced to drink during a party at the pi kappa alpha fraternity house. his blood-alcohol level, five times the legal limit. 22 fraternity members now face hazing-related charges, five of them heldfelony charges. a family attorney says bogenberger just wanted to fit in. a federal judge has denied a request by apple to ban the sale of dozens of samsung phones in the u.s. the request came after a jury ruled 26 samsung phones infringed upon apple's patents. but a judge said banning their
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sale would be harsh, because the technology copied from apple represents but a small portion of the phone's overall functionality. and a computer hacker has been sentenced to ten years in prison. christopher cheney tapped into the personal e-mails of mila kunis, and dozens of others, mostly in the entertainment industry. johansson told the judge she had been truly humiliated. finally, take it from me. do not look down. the world's highest, and thus, scariest pedestrian bridge, has opened in the swiss alps. >> no way. >> pass. >> not a fan. >> it is three feet wide. it is suspended 1,500 feet above a glacier. >> no. >> visibility so poor on opening day -- >> why? >> -- they say you couldn't see what was under your feet. perhaps the most unused bridge in human history is there. >> at least by our team. >> no to and from.
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>> wherever it needs to go, i hope you don't need anything over there. >> you don't need anything there. >> somebody's got a special assignment coming up. >> no way. we turn to what may be a major breakthrough in the stalemate over the fiscal cliff. everyone's taxes go up. every government program set to get cut in just 14 days. after a new offer from the white house last night, the two sides may have a deal in sight. abc's jon karl is on capitol hill. a crucial test today, when house speaker john boehner will talk to his troops about where things stand. >> reporter: the speaker will speak with the rank and file house republicans later this morning about this latest offer from the white house. although, there are significant differences, we're now seeing, for the first time, real signs of progress. the president is making some significant concessions, offering more spending cuts, asking for less in the way of tax increases. the offer includes $1.2 trillion in tax increases. that's down from $1.6 trillion the president had initially asked for.
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he is talking about raising taxes on those making over $400,000 a year instead of $250,000 a year. and he is talking about limiting the amount of cost of living increases for social security recipients. and asking for a two-year extension of the debt limit, not an indefinite extension of the debt limit. george, there are still problems from the republicans on this. they still think it's too much in tax increases, not enough in spending cuts. but the speaker called it a step in the right direction. >> it seems like a problem of math. does the white house have any more room to maneuver? or is this their bottom line? >> reporter: white house officials told me late last night, this is not a final offer. they do consider it a good faith effort to meet the speaker halfway. it's close to a final offer. but there's still wiggle room. and yes, george, now they're quibbling about numbers, not talking about fundamental disagreements. >> okay, jon karl, thanks very much. we turn to our abc news ongoing commitment to the search for solutions to gun violence. president obama promised action
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on sunday at that interfaith vigil for the victims of the newtown shootings. at least one pro-gun rights advocate in the senate said everything should be on the table. abc's pierre thomas has the latest on the call to action. good morning, pierre. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. many americans are demanding that something be done to stop nightmares like what we saw in newtown. what that something should be is where the fight begins. >> all: shame on the nra. >> reporter: at nra headquarters in virginia on monday, an angry crowd. >> all: shame, shame, shame. >> reporter: hordes of activists protesting the gun lobby. and the debate ignited again. but those in support of the nra questioned whether the assault rifle used in the newtown massacre was really the issue. conservative columnist john fund called in yesterday. >> the bottom line is, the laws don't work. these mass killings are because
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of psychotic or mentally ill individuals. >> reporter: but some political leaders are fed up with the nation's gun violence. 34 americans are killed every day by firearms. >> this is just ridiculous. this is an outrage. we are killing each other. and we're the only industrialized country in the world doing it. >> reporter: the nation has fought this battle before. in 1994, congress passed an assault weapons ban, after a surge in gun violence across the nation. the law banned 18 types of rifles. but after ten years, it expired, as the gun lobby's power had grown. according to a university of pennsylvania study, the number of mass shootings did decline during that decade, except for the year 1999. that was the year of columbine. 13 students and faculty killed in a murderous rampage. since the ban ended, the country has seen a spate of mass shootings. including the spree in tucson,
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and the colorado movie theater massacre, but little in the way of significant gun control. supporters of gun control point to australia. in 1996, after a mass shooting there, that country banned certain types of rifles and launched a massive gun buyback campaign. since then, australia has not had a single mass shooting. is there the will or the desire to do something like that in the u.s.? we don't yet know. elizabeth? >> the nra has been notably silent since the attacks on friday. what about retail stores? sporting goods stores that sell these guns? any moves? any actions or statements from them? >> reporter: we're hearing this morning that dick's sporting goods, a major chain, is banning certain types of rifles. >> all right. that's one step. we'll keep our ears posted to see if anything changes. pierre thomas, thank you very much. george? >> we're going to stay on this. but we're going turn to the health scare for hillary clinton. she suffered a concussion after
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fainting in her home last week. on the mend now, she may be out of action for most of her remaining time as secretary of state. reena ninan has the details. >> how are you, minister? >> reporter: hillary clinton has earned a new title under the obama administration. most traveled secretary of state. but it's one she's now paying for. clinton is recovering after effects from a mild concussion. this is the second time in eight years clinton has fainted because of a stomach bug. but in an interview with abc's barbara walters, before the concussion, clinton insisted that her age and health do not concern her. >> it really isn't. i'm thankfully, knock on wood -- i'm not only healthy but have incredible stamina and energy. >> reporter: according to the state department, the 65-year-old clinton became ill early last week. while suffering from a stomach virus, she became extremely dehydrated and fainted at home. that's when she sustained the concussion. but now, instead of returning from a diplomatic trick from
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morocco and the persian gulf, secretary clinton is under doctor's orders to rest at home. >> the most important thing is for her to get rest. no e-mails. no working. no stressful situations. that's really the best proven way to get over these symptoms. >> reporter: rest is hard for clinton. in the last four years, she's amassed more than 950,000 travel miles, while visiting 112 different countries. and as it looks more and more likely senator john kerry will replace clinton as secretary of state, all of that jet-setting may finally be coming to an end. for "good morning america," reena ninan, abc news, washington. >> hope she's doing better. let's get the weather from sam champion. >> quick improvement in the northeast, after the icing that went on in massachusetts yesterday. some parts of northern new england picked up six to nine inches of snow. we'll pull the low out of the way. we've got most of the rain out of the southern sections. there will be a touch more snow in extreme northern maine today. it's drier, nicer, and beautiful in a good part of the country. everybody needs to know.
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65 degrees, kansas city. oklahoma, looking pretty good. kansas city, in the 40s. memphis, about 62. atlanta, 60 degrees. look at texas showing off in the 70s and 80s. this is in advance of the system that steps into the northwest and then sweeps across for days now, making it a mess in a good middle part of the country, also into the northeast as we get to the weekend. enjoy this moment because all that right there, is headed that way.
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>> i don't know. if i had to pick, maybe atlanta, all the way to orlando, 60 to 80 degrees today. >> that's pretty nice. >> taking care of the southeast, are you, sam? >> thank you, sam. coming up on "good morning america," we'll have new details in the sandy hook investigation. now, adam lanza's babysitter describes what could have been wrong with him from a very young age. then, a big shift in gears. we're going to tell you about the new star of the beckham family. 10-year-old romeo is the new face of a modeling campaign. plus, what happens when two
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>> good morning. developing news in the east
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bay the search is on for a thief who used a car to break into a store. the driver used this car to plow into the gamestop store. the driver took merchandise including used cell phones which investigators say they could be able to trace. the crash happened 4:00 this morning. police think the car may have been stolen. we have a couple of accidents right now just cleared north 87 at kurtner, very slow from highway 85 northbound. north 680 mckey new accident still has traffic jammed from 101, 680 and 280 san jose, alvarado niles accident blocking lanes, slow out of hayward. >> when we c
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welcome back. is out, from mount tamalpais we have a storm nearing sea ranch and mendocino county coast to the sonoma county coast the best area of seeing showers as they side south southeast. clear everywhere else, in the 30s inland, 40s for the rest of us, cooler today. colder tonight watch out for
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[ cheers and applause ] nice crowd out in times square this morning, among all the poinsettias. some say poinsettia. >> which do you say? >> i say both. >> all of the people, all over -- >> i didn't want to upset josh. >> but you say poinsettia. right? i thought i had a comrade. >> i think we've spent enough time on that right now. hi to robin at home.
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elizabeth, right here. >> exactly. thank you. good to be here. and this morning, we're going to take a closer look at adam lanza, the gunman in the shooting in newtown, connecticut. we have new details that may begin to explain how those guns got into his hands. and dr. michael welner's also here, with his take on what drove the young man to take so many lives. it's a big mystery. people will be struggling for definitive answers. we may never get them, to be honest. to lighten things up just a bit. we'll talk about young mr. beckham. that's romeo beckham, 10-year-old son of david and victoria. he's following in his parents' stylish footsteps and has landed a modeling gig. we'll show you outtakes. and we'll look at the collaboration between john travolta and olivia newton-john. "you're the one that i want," the top duet all-time. i knew it for me, personally. >> we had our hair brushes.
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>> that's right. >> that's coming up. we're going to make a transition and get to the new details about the sandy hook gunman. investigators have been combing every inch of adam lanza's life. they are looking for any clues that could help explain a motive behind the tragic shooting this past friday. abc's brian ross has been following the story from the very start. and he joins with us the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. police say they will go back to the day that adam lanza was born in their efforts to figure out the twisted motive behind this rampage. and why a young man so troubled would be given access to such powerful weapons by his mother. even taken to target practice by her. every gun shop and range within 15 miles of the crime scene is being canvassed by police and federal agents. >> they want to look at the last couple months to see what was going on. >> reporter: authorities want to
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know why nancy lanza bought the bushmaster rifle that her son would use to kill her and other victims. >> that weapon, from the day it was built, to the day it was here, we'll look at it from stem to stern, who has had it. all of the clips, ammunitions. >> reporter: demonstrated here on the company youtube channel, the bushmaster rifle can fire 45 rounds in a minute, slightly modified so it is legal for sale, despite a connecticut ban on assault-style rifles. >> it's just as deadly. what makes it dangerous, of course, is the ability to take unlimited amounts of ammunition and a pistol grip. >> reporter: the weapon was purchased legally in 2010, after the time adam's mother knew of serious issues. even telling a babysitter years earlier, never to leave him alone. >> nancy told me to always keep an eye on him. >> reporter: yet, for some
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reason, she felt comfortable introducing adam to one of the most dangerous weapons a civilian can own. >> it is just an extremely poor decision on her part. you're talking about sort of a psychological switch that i think got turned on for him, with the access of the weapons. and then, the ready availability. >> reporter: this morning, a new york investment company tells abc news, it will sell its stake in bushmaster's parent company as a result of the sandy hook tragedy, which it called a watershed event that's raised the national debate on gun control to an unprecedented level. at the time nancy lanza bought that weapon, the company was marketing the bushmaster as a gun for a man's man. we're joined by one of america's leading psychologists. michael welner. he consults on homicides around the u.s.
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and thanks for coming back to join us. that's interesting that selling bushmaster, calling it a watershed moment. you say we have to look at the mass killings as a social phenomenon. >> yeah. i think it's easy to target the gun issue. and the gun issue is vulnerable. but i think only from one vantage point. and that is, if you take assault, high-capacity, high-rapid fire weapons and take them out of the equation. and look at all the mass shootings that happened this year, we see this is happening with greater frequency than ever before. what i'm telling you is, we're dealing with a population, the mass killer. one of the things that distinguishes that person is, once he decides he's going to do it, he's going to do it. if you can keep an assault rifle out of his hands, the body count will drop. and that's great. but the mass killings will
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continue to happen unless systemically we address it as a social phenomenon. and recognize there's things that promote it. for example, his picture on our screen and us even caring to go all the way back to find out what his grievance is. we'll talk about that in a moment. and things that enable and facilitate is isolating, alienating from the world, and killing children like he's in an arcade game. >> you say there's no question that the search for celebrity is part of this. going out in a blaze of glory. you're actually recommending not covering this at all? >> well, you know, words are important. i think celebrity, for some, like a breivik, in norway. he wants celebrity. he takes the pictures. he's ready for his close-up. you can't say this about this man. what you can say, what's the common thread of both? irrelevance. what's the common thread of the mass killer? a grievance. but it's a grievance that's their grievance.
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that doesn't make it legitimate. i could say i have a grievance with you. i could just conjure something up because i'm resentful and alienated and you're looking at me funny. that doesn't legitimize it. what mass killers have learned, by watching a story such as ours, saying we're going to find out everything about their life. we want to know why. why? when he was alive, his mother and other people paid attention to his grievance. he has it. the police know it. >> it's a social phenomenon. >> my point is, what he's after is legitimacy. they want to go from irrelevance to hyperrelevance. >> is there any way to target these mostly young men before they kill? >> here's the pathway. the pathway is someone who starts out blaming others, resentful, and withdrawn. and over time, become increasingly withdrawn. and then, invested in the idea of blaming others. so, it's a person who becomes invested in the idea that everybody is responsible for
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their social awkwardness, for his sexual incompetence, man's man. okay? and identifies with destruction and themes of destruction. it's masculinity because that person has failed. and over time, seeing stories about mass killers and hearing the dialogue being, we failed. the end point of that is, people deserved what they got. and when someone taps into that and has gone down that path, and it's a path. once they've gone down that path and their life is going nowhere, they start to entertain the idea of adopting that as an ambition. and when that happens, it's a ticking process. they never stop. >> we have to find a way to block that path. >> there is a way. we have to eliminate it. and there are things that each one of us can do. each one of us can do. first of all, what can parents do? teach your children personal responsibility. teach our children resilience because teach them to understand
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when they fall down they can get back up. teachers, teach in children the values, the values of volunteerism. connecting to other people. creating, instead of destroying. neighbors, set an example of helping people who are suffering. >> we all have a responsibility. i'm sorry, that's all we have time for right now. dr. welner, thanks very much. let's go to sam with the weather. >> hey, george. we're going to start with pictures out of colorado. the rockies in the last few storms have picked up powder. as skiers like to call it, freshys. and lara's like, no? i'm like, yes. absolutely. look at the current advise remembers. winter storm watches and warnings from green bay. chicago, you're right on the end of it. if this goes south, you're the longest snow drought period from year-to-year. you could get more out of this. there's where the blizzard warnings are, in redmond. and all the way to the west
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coast, as well. it lays down a line of snow and severe storms, as well. if you're in those >> maybe skiers in the '80s said freshies. >> still not. >> it's like a wet wipe, freshies. another beckham in the spotlight. david beckham's son, romeo. 10 years old and already making a mark in the modeling world. will he become the most famous of that very famous family?of jn for centuries." ♪ this levian collection is amazing. maybe it's time to start your own.
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welcome back, everybody. we turn, now, to romeo beckham.
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he is the son of david beckham and following in his famous father's footsteps. landing his first major fashion campaign at burberry. nick watt has the story. >> reporter: behold the modeling debut of 10-year-old romeo beckham. the fashion-forward spawn of david and victoria. >> this is sort of a natural extension of the beckham brand. >> reporter: fashion sense passed from father to son like a throne. or the keys to north korea. beauty is in the blood. cindy crawford's daughter models. dannielynn, anna nicole smith's little girl, just started at age 6. following in the footsteps of patrick schwarzenegger. i said patrick schwarzenegger. >> there's a lot of cute kids in the world. but no kid brings the immediate
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value that a celebrity kid brings. there's an instant recognizability, even if they don't know the kid. they certainly know the parents. >> reporter: but beware beckhams' senior. sometimes the offspring can eclipse. jon voight was big. angelina was huge. and some will not know who billy ray cyrus is. nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> according to the creative director of burberry, romeo stole the show. she is, indeed. coming up, john travolta and olivia newton-john tell us about the conversation that brought them back together for their new collaboration. new prilosec otc wildberry
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coming up, easy tips to keep the holiday pounds away, sam. and you can still eat. good morning. potential sinkhole causing concern in contra costa county. marsh creek road between deer valley road and pine lane in clayton is closed crews say recent rain compromise theed road and sinkhole is starting to form. weep keep you posted. -- we'll keep you posted.
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good morning. live doppler picking up showers off the coast where i think they are going to stay today 30s and 40s now low 50s this afternoon, rain thursday through sunday. slight bart delay, an to 10 minutes eastbound out of san francisco due to equipment problem, southbound 880 alvarado niles earlier accident has things slow. the news
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♪ you are the one i want you are the one i want ♪ ♪ woo, woo, woo honey ♪ the best-selling duet in pop music history. high above times square. a great crowd down below. and olivia newton-john and john travolta, back together again. they are here on "gma," this morning, after 30 years. we're going to hear some of the new songs, hear about their new causes. and what really happened behind the scenes of "grease." a lot coming up. we say good morning, america.
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and elizabeth. so much of our hearts and minds still on newtown. >> absolutely. and a lot of people are wondering, after adam lanza committed this horrific crime what we can do in this country to help our young people. there's an estimated one in five children that suffer from mental illness in this country. and many of them do not get help, mostly because parents can't find the help. we're going to get into that segment this morning, on what parents should look for. and how to get the much-needed resources. >> all part of our search for solutions. and then, we're going to switch gears and talk to the funny leslie mann. and also, we're going to talk about holiday parties. they don't have to mean extra pounds. we'll tell you how to strategize and stay strong when faced with all of those goodies. leslie mann, "this is 40," the new film. something of a follow-up. the semifollow-up to "knocked up." we'll talk to her today. with paul rudd and her children, again, in the film.
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>> directed by her husband. it's great. what's been viewed 500 million times? the hot video from karmin, blockbuster duo. they're here on "gma," to sing a holiday favorite for us. we're going to get to the news and josh. >> we're going to return to newtown, connecticut. four more funerals for the victims of friday's school shooting are being held there today. all schools except the elementary school will reopen today. it is unclear when students from sandy hook will return to class. but a school in a neighboring town, monroe, is being prepared for them. we are getting a clearer picture of the gunman today. a family friend says adam lanza hasn't seen he father or his brother since 2010. his dad moved out of the family home in 2001. spent most weekends with adam until two years ago. a former babysitter says adam lanza had behavioral problems
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and was told to never leave him alone. and more politicians, including gun advocates are pushing for stricter gun control laws. some retailers are cutting back in the guns they sell. and we learned this morning that a new york investment company will sell its stake of bushmasters, which is one of the guns used in the school shooting. five months after the movie theater shootings in colorado, that state's governor is asking for $18 million to expand mental health services in the state. lawyers for accused shooter james holmes, say their client is mentally ill. the governor wants to establish 24-hour walk-in centers for mental health care. and a breaking story overnight. nbc news foreign correspondent, richard engel, and his crew are free, after five days of captivity in syria. they escaped this morning, during a firefight between their captors and a syrian rebel group while they were being moved. they're back in turkey and unharmed. a step in the right
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direction. that's how house speaker john boehner's describing president obama's latest offer to avoid the fiscal cliff. the new offer cuts back on tax increases for the wealthy. and includes more spending cuts on entitlement programs, such as medicare. toyota is being ordered to pay a record fine after being accused of waiting too long to report a safety defect. government regulators say the company waited for a month before reporting problems with floor mats in certain lexus suvs that made the gas pedal stick. and finally, a chuckle for all of you this morning. we wanted to show you this. some guys in norway just won an award for a video they made. showing just how easily their co-worker is pranked. take a look. they decided to pull some around the office. and their co-worker's reaction has gone viral. whether it's the -- >> oh. >> any sudden movement, he apparently has a problem with.
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that one scared me. i'm sorry. that would scare me. i'm sorry. had we known that it would win an award, we could have potentially submitted any episode of this program and taken it. >> we could just do this morning, between lara's coffee spill, twice. your tennis shoe lace. and my -- you're just george. >> we look to you, george. >> okay. let's get some "pop news." >> good morning to you all. and to you. and you know, there's nothing like a golden retriever to warm your heart. so, 10 of them traveled 800 miles, from chicago to newtown, to bring a little comfort in the community. the canine comfort initiative is all about unconditional love. the dogs are accepting. they're so kind natured. and people believe that helps to create an atmosphere where it's easier to express feelings, which is so needed at this time.
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each dog has their own facebook page and e-mail account. so, those who meet them can stay in touch. the initiative has grown to 60 dogs in 6 states. to learn more and other ways you can help the sandy hook community, please go to on yahoo! >> they are the best. goldens -- you just want to love them. you can do it all day. >> max and sadie at home. they're perfect. >> all dogs, really. also in "pop news" this morning, two celebrities are playing a game of oneupsmanship. but in the best way possible. charlie sheen started it. donating $75,000 to help a little girl's family with cancer treatment bills. not to be outdone, stevie wonder donated another $100,000. sheen -- it wasn't sheen. it was stevie made the announcement at a concert in l.a. this weekend, after calling 10-year-old jasmine falk on to the stage. he then doubled down on his
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generous gift and he serenaded her with his classic, "isn't she lovely." and finally, do we have props? do we have the -- do we not? anybody? well. there's a prop. and i was very excited to share it. >> here they come. >> thank you, all, so much. everybody. please enjoy -- george, will you help me, please. put your hand in there. i should go here. we've warmed your heart hopefully, a little bit. now, we want to warm your hands with the twitten. this is the world's first two-handed mitten, making sure you never have to stop holding hands with the one you love. whether you're a couple, best friends, parents and child, or co-anchors, they cost $45. they're handmade in peru. and all profits go towards charity. george, let go. >> coming home. >> we found those online. we thought those were special for this morning. >> they're cool. and finally, the pop quiz.
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which celebs will kick off 2013 on "jimmy kimmel live"? we have a new time and new guests. they're big. we'll have the answer exclusively for you in a moment. >> looking forward to that. let's get the weather, now, from sam. >> good morning, everybody. hello, everybody. signs, everywhere. now, who is that? >> that's my granddaughter. >> your granddaughter. all right. well, thank you. hang on. from where? >> mississippi. >> all right. fantastic. good morning, everybody. let's get to the boards. here's a live shot out of boston. we've already started to get rid of the rain here. we're getting rid of the fog a little later. in boston, it will take longer to get the mist and drizzle out today. the idea is to bring in drier, milder air. look at boston at 52 today. philly at 58. d.c. at 58, as well. that's pretty nice for this time of year. then, colder weather ahead. watch this storm move across the country.
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and one of the things it does is drops those temperatures. look at chicago going to 28, by the time we get to friday. that storm may be harder on chicago when it passes. when the cold air comes in behind it, it's really going to >> thank you. we are live in times square this morning. and no mist is going to keep this crowd from being, well, its normal, rowdy self. lara, back to you. >> thank you, sam. here's a look at what's coming up on our "gma morning menu." we hear from two icons.
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john travolta and olivia newton-john, reunited for a new album. a very special interview. and the little girl who wanted to give her little brother the perfect christmas gift. an easy-bake oven that even boys will love. we'll explain. plus, how to keep off the holiday pounds without starving yourself? dr. jennifer ashton is weighing in. and that's coming up live on "good morning america." ♪ [ male announcer ] jill and her mouth have lived a great life. but she has some dental issues she's not happy about. so jill's dentist introduced her to crest pro-health for life. selected for people over 50. pro-health for life is a toothpaste that defends against tender, inflamed gums, sensitivity and weak enamel. conditions people over 50 experience. crest pro-health for life.
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this country about children and mental illness. one thing that is clear about 20-year-old adam lanza, he had been troubled for a long time. and his mother was unable to help him. an estimated one in five children suffer from mental disorder or illness in this country. and their parents are often desperate for help and for answers. for millions of americans who have children with mental illness or disorders, the struggle is a daily one. >> it's terrifying. it's distressing. the legacy of parents being blamed for their children's mental illness lingers. >> reporter: tricia knows this firsthand. >> my son battles mental illness. we've been battling it since the fall of 2008. >> reporter: in november, she prevented a tragedy by calling police on her 20-year-old son, blake, who was plotting a movie theater massacre at the screening of "twilight." authorities stopped him in time. >> i think any mom would blame herself. >> reporter: how to help troubled, young people?
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it's a topic we've covered often. a few years ago, jodi richardson, a teacher and mother, told us her 14-year-old was becoming out of control. threatening her physically. >> you think, what have i done to bring this on? what am i doing wrong? >> reporter: since our interview with richardson, her son has been diagnosed with two mental disorders. but even with a diagnosis, they're still fighting an uphill battle. >> why would i want to raise a bully? i'm trying hard. >> the resources for parents dealing with these things vary enormously from state-to-state, county-to-county, from district-to-district. >> reporter: no one knows that better than this family. when we met them in 2010 for a "20/20" interview, 13-year-old brenna was having a psychiatric episode. >> i cannot stop. i cannot stop. >> reporter: she was begging to the hospitalized. >> i'd like to find out if you
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have any beds available in the adolescent -- i wanted to know if you have a bed. i want to know if you have a bed. >> reporter: and after two hours of phone calls. >> they have a bed, right this second. but it changes minute-to-minute. >> reporter: three weeks later, the hospital reluctantly discharged brenna because the family's insurance wouldn't pay anymore. leaving brenna's parents to again look for their own solutions. brenna is now in a residential stepdown treatment program. her mother and father are just two of many parents out there who are struggling to get the help their children need. and for more on that, we're joined by dr. jamie howard, a clinical psychologist, with child mind institute. it's a leading treatment and advocacy group for children's mental health in this country. good morning. good to have you here. >> thank you. >> there's an estimated 15 million children with mental illness in this country. only half of them get help? why is that? >> that's a big problem.
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we have a stigma around childhood psychiatric diagnoses. we want to change that. >> do you think parents don't seek the held? >> i think parents lack the information. and we create an atmosphere where parents can be blamed. you watch a parent watching an out-of-control child. and you see them roll their eyes. that child may have problems that warrant intervention. and any parent would have a hard time managing. >> no parent would take that long, two years, to treat a physical ailment. i mean, the minute they get a cold or a stomach bug, we have them into the doctor. >> right. you have a rash, you go to the doctor. you don't wait to see what it turns into. we go to the doctor right away. we need to do that with psychiatric diagnoses, as well. >> we were talking about how to recognize a child needs to go to the doctor. you and i were talking about this a moment ago. i believe in a mother's instinct, we know when something's off, not quite right. it's important we pay attention to those instincts and not be afraid. and the first step should be to take the child to the pediatrician.
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>> parents wait about two years on average after the onset of psychiatric symptoms before reaching out. so, they have the gut instincts. but they don't always follow-up on it. so, we advocate for parents to go to the pediatrician and talk to the pediatricians about what's going on. >> what are the warning signs that something more serious may be going on with your child? >> you want to look for chronic irritability and unhappiness. you want to look for social loner. social isolation. not having many friends or any meaningful friendships. being argumentative and oppositional. not taking responsibility for anti-social acts, like stealing or being mean to kids. >> all those symptoms you described could be found in any child, any normal child. >> that's right. they can. so, what we want to look for is something we call functional impairment. where kids' jobs are being compromised. a kid's job is to go to school and learn and to concentrate. and a kid's job is to make and keep friends. if they're not able to do those two important things because symptoms are getting in the way,
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we want to reach out and get help. >> what about the fact there's a lack of resources for so many families? i've done so much reporting over the years. we just saw in that piece just now we had on "20/20," showing families desperate for help. but they can't afford it. insurance doesn't cover it. or a hospital doesn't have a bed for a child. >> we want to make it easier for parents to get connected to the resources they need. psychiatric disorders are common and treatable. we have a number of resources beyond your pediatrician. there's the american psychological association, the american academy of child and adolescent psychiatry. and our website at child mind, we have, which is a single destination to compile this information for parents. >> i know in the state of wyoming, they've only 6 child psychologists for a population of 500,000. it's something we need to pay more attention to in this country. >> it is. >> and you said, on the child
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mind institute website, there's a questionnaire that parents can fill out to see if there's a problem with their child. dr. jamie howard, thank you so much for being here. it's important information for a lot of families. for more mental health resources go to on yahoo! george? >> a lot more information there. now, we're going to turn to the reunion we've been waiting for. after 30 years, john travolta and olivia newton-john are making music together again. and they sat down with amy robach last week before the tragedy in newtown, to talk about two causes close to their hearts. ♪ you're the one that i want you are the one that i want ♪ >> three decades after their last duet, john travolta and olivia newton-john are back with a brand-new holiday album, "this christmas" for a good cause. thank you for being with us. >> thank you. >> happy holidays. >> happy holidays. >> this idea came last christmas when olivia sent you a text. >> we can dramatize it for you, if you like. >> would you? >> congratulations, john. "you're the one that i want" has just been voted the most popular
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duet of all-time. >> guess what, kids, honey. "you're the one that i want" is the biggest duet in history. i'm going to congratulate her back. why don't i do a duet with olivia? >> wow. great idea. i wish i had thought of that. that's awesome. jump to three weeks later. >> why don't we do a whole album? >> that's a fantastic idea. and let's do it for our charities. >> let's do it. >> i love it. it was like twitter theater. tell me about the song. this is an original christmas song. people do christmas albums all the time. but they don't have a brand-new song. >> well, john farra, who wrote "you're the one that i want" wrote it for the album. ♪ i think you might like it >> how does it go? ♪ think you might like it >> i like it. >> we mentioned that this was all for a good cause.
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and, olivia, i know you're giving your part of the proceeds to your cancer research center. and, john, this is for your son, jett. this has to be a tough time of year for you and your family. >> every day is a tough time when you lose a child. so, this is a way that you help solve some of that angst, you know? and i think it's the same for olivia. when you have a bigger purpose, it helps soothe that, you know? but there's not a moment of the day i don't think about my son. >> olivia, we know you're a breast cancer thriver. >> yes. >> and robin is dealing with her own struggles. would you like to say something to her? >> i'd love to. i want to send my love to you, robin. thinking about you. i know you're going to be fine. sending lots of love and light to you. >> she's growing stronger every day. i'm sure she'll appreciate that. what was it like on the set filming "grease"? people talk about the chemistry you two had. and it's still there. >> yes. look at that chemistry. oh, my gosh.
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>> it's rare to see something like that, though. >> we had an amazing experience making that movie. it was incredible. and we're both so grateful that people are loving that film and still discovering it. >> they ask us if we're together all the time. >> what happens to sandy and danny? do they live happily ever after? >> i think he was a mechanic. ♪ chrome metal rods, oh, yeah >> and sandy might have been a beautician. >> and had lots of kids? >> a manicurist. >> i would have had a gut. i would still have the greaser hair. >> you agreed, i think, i understand, to play a little round of rapid-fire here on "gma." >> sure. >> all right. >> my guilty pleasure is, blank. >> i don't have any guilt for my pleasures. i like cupcakes. you know? all the -- i don't have any guilty pleasures. >> that's tremendous. can you teach me how to do that? >> yeah. chocolate, probably, yeah.
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>> girls always have guilty pleasures. there's no way around that. people might be surprised to learn i'm really good at blank. >> scrabble. i'm really good at scrabble. without the help from -- >> you want to play? >> you want to play? >> yeah. i love scrabble. >> you can do it on the word games. >> i do it all the time. >> oh, gosh. >> i'll kick your -- >> tennis. >> very good. >> me, too. >> the toughest part about getting older is blank? >> not sleeping as well. >> get up at 5:00 a.m.? >> well, i go to bed at 5:00 a.m. but i don't stay asleep long enough. that's probably the toughest part. >> oh, wow. i'm liking it. i'm loving it. i'm the happiest i've been. >> and you two have always just been friends, huh? >> yes. >> with overtones of other things. >> well, it is a remarkable friendship to witness and to see. john travolta, olivia newton-john, thank you so much. >> you're welcome. >> thank you. >> i like it. >> overtones. we'll be right back.
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. good morning i'm kristen sze. the opening of a gun shop in los gatos is facing challenges by some in the wake of the connecticut school tragedy some residents complain the shop is too close to parks and schools. police say the store's security measures go beyond federal law. gun sales across the nation are on the rise. buyers purchase before restrictions are passed by congress. sue check on the morning commute. a little delay for bart 5 to 10 minutes eastbound out of
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san francisco. southbound 880 alvarado niles earlier accident cleared. very slow northbound south of -- sought out of hayward motorcycle down past hesperian slow southbound 880.tm6f southbound fremont truck scales, stall. >> mike will
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welcome back. live doppler 7 hd, showers
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over the ocean waters where they will stay for the better part of the day. still in the 30s inland to redwood city and los gatos everybody else low to upper 40s on our way to low to mid 50s. even with the extra sunshine, cooler than questioned, tonight hard freeze likely north bay, frost for all of ♪ just hear those sleigh bells ring aling ♪ ♪ it's lovely weather for a sleigh ride ♪ ♪ together with you outside the snow is falling ♪ ♪ and friends are calling yoo-hoo ♪ ♪ it's lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you ♪ how about that christmas music from karmin. great crowd. the rain's trying to come down a little bit. little surprised.
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>> i like that. plus, coming up, we have something we all need to listen to. how to pack on the pounds, josh, during christmas. >> hey. >> just kidding. what do you do to turn down the tempting overtures? >> oh, hello. >> i think i -- >> overtures. >> good morning. >> we're going to help you keep from packing on the pounds this holiday season. sam's going to bring us that story. >> because you never looked better. >> it's true. also, coming up this morning, it's our countdown to christmas. 12 days of cooking. we have chef daniel humm in our kitchen. >> can't beat it. also, for the next couple of days, we'll be having "good morning america's" megaholiday "deals and steals." more bargains. we'll have special deals.
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sup supersizing savings. we'll get them online in time for christmas. >> that's good news, by the way. we have to remind you that these deals are only as supplies last. if you don't jump on the website, on yahoo! you have only yourself to blame. the codes and links are right there. right, george? >> number one. >> take both of you. first deal. perfume mania. i'm waiting for the sam champion fragrance. >> i'm working on it. >> perfume mania has dozens of celebrity fragrances to choose from. they're regularly $5 to $70. joshed by 50%. all under $30. and $5 shipping. sarina's going to love this. this is from pvt.
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this is a laptop desk. it's sophisticated for sarina. but also amazing for the college kids. huge selection from pb teen. they're regularly $60 to $70. slashed by 50%. $30 to $35. but free shipping. you have to do it today. >> get on, logon, get it done. we want to thank the companies in advance for help support all of you. >> another one tomorrow. let's get inside to elizabeth. >> no, i'm right here. >> next door to elizabeth. >> i'm just a few feet away, sam. >> elizabeth? >> now, to a girl on a mission. she started a campaign to convince hasbro, the toymaking giant, to rethink how it markets one of its most popular toys. all because she wanted to get the perfect christmas present for her little brother. >> reporter: mckenna pope didn't have to go to the north pole. she went to youtube to make an
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appeal for her 4-year-old brother, gavin. and the one thing he wanted from santa. >> i want an easy-bake oven. >> reporter: it's not that easy. the cher was hoping for a color that wasn't just for girls. but hasbro makes the easy-bake oven in a pink and purple floral print. that's why his big sister went to bat for him. by stirring things up with a petition on, asking hasbro to include a more gender-neutral color and include boys in the commercials. the petition got 40,000 signatures. since the '40s, they've come in all sorts of colors. and on monday, when hasbro welcomed mckenna and her brother to the headquarters, she got to see them all. including the newest model, in black and silver. >> you could see his eyes light up.
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>> reporter: hasbro told abc news, the color change has been in development over the past 18 months. and will become available in the fall of 2013. >> what i had wanted to happen, it was all coming to fruition. it was just like so amazing. >> so, gavin will get his gender-neutral color after all. >> i'm cooking cookies. >> reporter: for "good morning america," linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> for all of the bakers out there, boys and girls. here's the new one. let's go inside. you want one of these? >> i'm just looking. let's go in to lara and leslie mann. >> indeed. leslie mann is back up on the big screen, as a wife and mom facing a big birthday, in the new comedy, "this is 40." it is a family affair, directed by her husband, judd apatow, and co-starring their real-life daughters. here to talk about how art imitates life, is the lovely leslie mann. >> hello. >> hello. >> we first met your character and paul rudd's characters in "knocked up."
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how did it feel to have debbie back in your life? >> well, that was five years ago. "knocked up." and it's been fun. you know? we had such a good time together. it was -- it's like a big family. and it is my actual family. but working with paul, you know, we're very close. and the crew. you know, we use a lot of the same crew that we used for years. and so, it's really fun. and we have a great time working together. >> and 40 means a lot of different things to everybody who faces it. what does it mean to your character and to the movie? >> well, i think she's in the middle of a little bit of a nervous breakdown. and she's trying to, you know, make everything better. but in the process of trying to make everything better, everything kind of falls apart. and then, in the end, it gets better again. but it's an interesting time.
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>> and at the hands of your husband, it's very, very funny. let's show everybody a clip. take a look. >> you need to get outside more. do some playing outside. >> yeah. you can build things. you can build a fort outside. >> what? >> yeah, build a fort. play with your friends. >> make a fort outside? and do what? do what in a fort? >> when i was a kid, we used to build tree houses and play with sticks. >> nobody plays with sticks. >> you can have a lemonade stand. >> play kick the can. >> look for bed bodies. >> that's fun to do. >> get a tire and run down the street with it. >> it's 2012. >> you don't need technology. >> no technology. >> charlotte, put that down. >> so funny. those are your real daughters. and dad was boss, judd apatow. do they listen to him on the set? >> they don't listen to him.
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they don't. he thought they might because he's the director. but no. they could carele less what he s to say. if they get tired, they just take naps. they're awful to deal with. but they're really good in the movie. >> really good in the movie. it is so very funny. look for one of the funniest scenes from melissa mccarthy on the outtakes. >> she's so great. she's hilarious. >> so are you. the movie is "this is 40." it's in theaters this friday. sam, we need a double-date to go see it again. let's take a look at the weather. >> i'm in. maybe josh will go. he talks through all the movies. >> that's -- true. it's going to be a great movie. >> it's time to update you with a brand-new tally on our warm coats and warm hearts coat drive. do we have the magical drumroll that comes from nowhere? yes, we do. and the total is 69,684 coats
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for those in need. we can do better. help us out. >> we want you to send pictures of you donating, as well. the #warmcoats. >> let's get to the boards. here are one or two things, josh. >> maybe three. >> maybe three things that you might need to know. holiday lights. send us your holiday lights. we cannot wait to see them. send them to us. baltimore, a little shot of san antonio, texas. a lot of them coming in today. as the mornings get close to christmas, we'll put more on during the morning. take a look at the mild air that's running across the country. hello, oklahoma city. and following by this, snow. there will be blizzard conditions in some parts of the country, as this storm really gets rolling. denver, you just get kissed on the edge of this.
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holiday snacks got you down? are you worried you might pack on a few pounds during the free festivities at the table of food? so many of us are worried about packing on the pounds. but our "secrets to living longer," our jennifer ashton has the secrets on what to avoid and what to go for. >> reporter: it's time to party. and while it's the season to be jolly, it doesn't mean you have to gain weight, too. i have holiday traditions to keep from packing on the pounds. first, i workout for peace of mind. i drink lots of water to fill up and hydrate. once the party starts, i plan to enjoy it. but it takes more than that to make good choices. i invited nutritionist keri glassman to give my guests some
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pointers to be healthier at their holiday gathering. >> i'm so happy they have pigs in a blanket and cheese. >> there's other healthier options. what if you went for a couple shrimp? >> reporter: shrimp are lower in calories, fat and sodium, making them a better choice over pigs in a blanket. >> i'm so happy this fruitcake's here. >> dr. ashton has a much better option of fruit and gingerbread cookies. >> can i have a tiny slice of it? >> go for the three bites with some fruit and you'll be great. >> reporter: you never have to completely deprive yourself, especially if you eat well the other 364 days of the year. what about this? >> you can have that. two cubes there and vegetables. that would be great. >> i mean the whole thing. >> reporter: two cubes of cheese and a few raw veggies will tide you over until dinner. good food, smart choices and close friends can go a long way.
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>> happy holidays. >> good luck. >> pigs in a blanket. i'm just saying. serve those. lots of those. coming up, master chef, daniel humm in the kitchen. come back. you don't want to miss this.
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[ cheers and applause ] we're counting down to christmas. 12 days of cooking. daniel humm, chef and owner of 11 madison park. everybody's eating. >> i know. >> author of "11 madison park," the cookbook. great to have you back. and you're doing so well. brand-new restaurant. it is fantastic, as well. >> good to see you, george. thank you. >> what are we doing today? >> we have an herbed mushroom crust. you can use regular bread. >> you made this around. >> we have mushrooms. we have parsley. here, we have some soft butter. and you know, during the holidays, it's really crazy time. it's crazy at home with kids and wife and work and juggling everything. i think it's really important to bring the family together. >> they're already coming together on the other side here. >> this is the really easy
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recipe. we have the crust. we have some shallots. and basically, we just put this together. we roll it out. between two parchment papers. put the parchment paper on top. we have a roller here. and even the kids love to help with this. make a mess all over the kitchen. >> i'll be the kid for a second. you can move on. this is what it's going to look like, right? >> over here, we have a finished crust. we put it on top of the beef. it's simple. you can do it ahead of time. do it in the afternoon. put this in the oven. it takes like 15 minutes to cook. it's very simple. you know, it seems like maybe everything we do is so hard. but really, cooking is very simple. a few ingredients. here, we have a beautiful butternut squash curry. >> on side? or on top? >> we put it on the plate.
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>> it takes 15 minutes to cook. it takes about three minutes to eat. >> that's always the case. >> oh, my gosh. so amazing. >> we have a little curry. and you see how easy this is. and it looks -- this is a beef sauce. just a beef sauce that we made, from the restaurant. at home, you can use, you know, some beef trimmings, vegetables, red wine, reduce it. >> beautiful. >> fresh herbs. >> i hope there's ten more. >> and tell us about the salad, quickly, before you go. >> we have a quick salad. radicchio salad. some mango, basil, mozzarella. >> that's incredible. the crunchy salt and the pepper. it gives a little -- >> you had your lunch early. >> you can eat. >> find all of the recipes at on yahoo!
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> >> if you don't feel like cooking, come see us at the restaurant. >> or do that.
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back, now, with karmin. youtube sensations, amy heidemann, jake noonan. to do "sleigh ride." it sounded great in sound check. but that's all prologue. here we go. "sleigh ride." >> "gma," happy holidays. ♪ just hear those sleigh bells jingling ♪ ♪ ring-ting-tingling too
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♪ come on, it's lovely weather for a sleigh ride ♪ ♪ together with you ♪ outside, the snow is falling and friends are ♪ ♪ calling "yoo-hoo" ♪ come on, it's lovely weather for a sleigh ride ♪ ♪ together with you ♪ giddy-yap giddy-yap giddy-yap let's go ♪ ♪ our cheeks are nice and rosy and comfy cozy are we ♪ ♪ we're snuggled up together like birds ♪ ♪ of a feather would be ♪ let's take the road before us and sing ♪ ♪ a chorus or two ♪ come on, it's lovely weather for ♪ ♪ a sleigh ride together with you ♪ ♪ giddy-yap giddy-yap
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♪ giddy-yap giddy-yap giddy-yap ♪ giddy-yap let's go ♪ ♪ let's look at the snow we're riding in ♪ ♪ a wonderland of snow giddy-yap giddy-yap ♪ ♪ giddy-yap it's grand just holding your hand ♪ ♪ we're riding along with the song ♪ ♪ of a wintery fairy land ♪ just hear those sleigh bells jingling ♪ ♪ ring-ting-tingling too ♪ come on, it's lovely weather for a sleigh ride ♪ ♪ together with you ♪ outside, the snow is falling and friends are ♪ ♪ calling "yoo-hoo" ♪ come on, it's lovely weather for a sleigh ride ♪ ♪ together with you ♪ yeah ♪ ding dong we pop it hard ♪ ♪ just like before
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poinsettia in the car ♪ ♪ gingerbread too ♪ and with the ice so cold you are going in the snow ♪ ♪ i need the fireplace hot until i get my eggnog ♪ ♪ catch me candy cane crunching come on ♪ ♪ our cheeks are nice and rosy and comfy cozy are we ♪ ♪ we're snuggled up together like birds ♪ ♪ of a feather would be ♪ let's take the road before us and sing ♪ ♪ a chorus or two ♪ come on, it's lovely weather for ♪ ♪ a sleigh ride together with you ♪
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thank you to karmin. what a great gift. see you guys tomorrow.
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good morning i'm kristen sze. meteorologist mike nicco checks in on your chilly forecast. on our way to 50s this afternoon partly cloudy, showers along the coast live doppler that's where they stay as they fly out east more sun today not as warm as yesterday watch out tonight hard freeze in the north bay valleys frost for the rest of us except beaches and then rain comes thursday through the weekend. a grind 80 westbound well
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before the 580 merge towards the macmark and bumper-to-bumper at the -- macarthur maze and bumper-to-bumper at the bay bridge toll. motorcycle down hesperian and fremont truck scales south 880 earlier accident clearing slow from 92 announcer: it's "live! with kelly & michael." today, from the new film, "the guilty trip," seth rogen. and our countdown to christmas week continues with a performance from the broadway hit musical, "annie." plus your comments and questions on another episode of kelly and michael's "inbox." all next on the emmy award-winning "live." now, here ripa and are kelly rid


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